Directions to Casa Caminho do Corcovado
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The Casa Caminho do Corcovado is located in the Cosme Velho neighborhood to the south of the city of Rio de Janeiro, at the foot of the Corcovado Mountain, occupying the upper valley of the Rio Carioca.
Formerly known as "water Railways", it has as its main street Rua Cosme Velho, which is a continuation of Rua das Laranjeiras. The neighborhood's population is middle class and upper middle class and still keeps the charm of neighborhoods marked by the past. population is middle class and upper middle class and still keeps the charm of neighborhoods marked by the past. It was (and still is) the home of artists, entrepreneurs, writers and composers such as the Roberto Marinho family, Machado de Assis, Manuel Bandeira, Euclides da Cunha, Austregésilo de Athayde, Alceu Amoroso Lima, Cecilia Meireles, Jorge Mautner and many others.
The neighborhood has a clear inclination for tourism due to its antiquity, tradition and we also have the many historical buildings. Historical charm, chic in an era that exists only in our dreams.
Located in the Cosme Velho street is the station where trains take tourists to the peak of Corcovado, where lies the statue of Christ the Redeemer, symbol of the city and one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. The neighborhood is surrounded by the neighborhoods of Santa Teresa, Laranjeiras, Botafogo and Alto da Boa Vista. At the end of the Cosme Velho street, you can enter the Rebouças tunnel heading towards the Lagoon, with quick access to the Botanical Gardens, Humaitá and Lagoa.
Another tourist attraction that the neighborhood has is the Largo do Boticario, composed of seven neo-colonial style houses of the 1920s. The houses were built with materials used to build the city center, which were demolished. At the entrance of the Largo there are two houses from the first half of the nineteenth century. Stronghold of great artists, Largo do Boticario has promoted over the years, the most diverse artistic and cultural events.
The International Museum of Naïve Art, located in the street Cosme Velho, has the largest collection of such art in the city, with paintings from the fourteenth century to the present.